TB Meeting April 14, 2011

TB meeting April 14, 2011

The regular meeting of the Town Board of Cherry Valley was held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 with meeting called to order at 7:05PM by Supervisor Garretson. 

Pledge to the Flag was said.

Roll call of Officers was taken:

Tom Garretson                       Supervisor                              P
Mark Cornwell                       Councilperson                        P
Jim Johnson                           Councilperson                         P
Tim Horvath                          Councilperson                         P
Chris Barown                         Councilperson                        P         
Ed VanDerWerker                 Highway Superintendent        P
Mary Beth Flint                     Town Clerk                             P

Minutes of the March 2011 meeting were read.  Supervisor Garretson approved the minutes as corrected.

Bills for the month of April 2011 are presented:
138 Bassett Healthcare                                                         $23,683.51pd
139 Highmark Medicare Services                                        $576.00pd
140 Cherry Valley Hardware                                               $75.69pd
141 Washington County Real Property                               $674.40pd
142 RBS Inc                                                                         $250.00pd
143 Time Warner Cable Business                                       $139.90pd
144 Hummel’s Office Plus                                                  $229.97pd
145 Ikon Office Supply                                                       $87.52pd
146 Verizon Wireless                                                          $100.99pd
147 Medical Arts Press                                                       $50.99pd
148 Cornerstone Telephone Co.                                         $384.42pd
149 DCH Enterprises                                                          $796.50pd
150 Swish Kenco Ltd                                                         $50.60pd
151 Cintas Corporation #121                                             $219.07pd
152 State Comptroller                                                        $3,875.00pd
153 RL Parsons Inc                                                            $3,486.97pd
154 First Rehab Life                                                          $176.40pd
155 Jaird Johnson                                                               $109.65pd
156 The Freeman’s Journal                                                $33.18pd
157 Medical Arts Press                                                      $134.72pd
158 Susan Schaffer                                                            $89.91pd
159 Postmaster                                                                   $188.00pd
160 Ikon Financial Services                                               $196.91pd
161 Edward VanDerWerker                                              $58.00pd
162 Tri-County Communications Inc.                               $179.10pd
163 George Cade                                                               $3,500.00pd
164 Spectra Environmental Group                                    $5,829.39pd
165 Rod’s Welding                                                            $361.66pd
166 National Grid                                                              $1,356.81pd
167 Paraco Gas                                                                  $915.97pd
168 Time Warner Cable Business                                      $74.95pd
169 Medical Arts Press                                                      $210.83pd
170 Public Goods Pool                                                       $621.00pd
171 Hughesnet                                                                   $64.99pd
172 Mary Beth Flint                                                           $110.00pd
173 Mcbee Systems Inc                                                     $341.55pd
174 Otsego Telephone Systems Inc                                   $50.00pd
175 William T. Ryan Associates                                        $384.34pd
176 The Freeman’s Journal                                                $54.46pd
177 Hummel’s Office Plus                                                $144.20pd
178 MVP Health Care Inc.                                                $699.35pd
179 Medical Arts Press                                                     $10.99pd
180 M Wheelock Disposal                                                $41.50pd

Highway Vouchers:
Item 1               (3)
Item 3               (50-69)
Item 4               (8-0)

Councilperson Barown made a motion to accept the invoices and payments as read Councilperson Horvath seconded the motion.  The invoices and payments have been presented and accepted.  All in favor 5 yes 0 no.  Motion carried.

Information presented to the Town Clerk by Supervisor Garretson is as follows:

  • Town share of monthly County sales tax collected for the month of January 2011 is $3,824.
  • Check from Treasurer of Otsego County $21,110.26-Snow & Ice Oct-Dec 2010
  • Check from Otsego Auto Crushers $1,212.60 for old Town pick up truck.
  • Dog Report from DCO-Jaird Johnson for the months of Dec-2010 to Mar 2011
  • News paper advertisements from The Daily Star and the Cooperstown Crier
  • Letter of interest for the upcoming Town Board vacancy from Tracy A. Donovan
Community Center/Alden Fields and Park: 

  • Revenue for March was $535 and Expenses for March were $3,834.
  • Winter schedule is wrapping up.  The Opera will be renting the Community Center through June and July sporadically.
  • Other rentals continue to be booked
  • Mary Beth stated the Expense and Revenue report for the Community Center as reported each month looks skewed because of the vast difference.  Supervisor Garretson reported the numbers are on target according to the Community Center Budget.  Utilities are bundled to create one check in regards to the Community Center, Health Center and other building maintenance expenses.
Health Center: 

  • Revenue for March $43,503 and Expenses for March was $32,985
Town Facilities:

  • Stone and Oil area of Community Center Parking Lot-tentative.

  • Town and Village board minutes online @ cherryvalleyny.us
Visitor’s Center: 

  • Septic design approved by Otsego County Code Enforcement Office
Town Planning:

  • George Cade reported he is finished with the revaluations and will be meeting with the Board of Review.  Tentative Tax Roll will be printed by May 1, 2011.
  • Lynn Green, Town Attorney, recommended a training session or two with the Board of Review.  The BOR should have some familiarity of how the revaluations process works before grievance day on May 24, 2011
  • Tavis Austin from Otsego County Conservation Program gave an update regarding the Road Agreement with Delta.  Tavis has inquired numerous times for an update from the office of Terry Bliss, County Planning Board, but to no avail.  There is a new Road Use Tab on the County Website.  The Law template is not available from Delta as of this date.
  • Land Use Committee adopted a resolution to forward the Draft Land Use Law along with letters of comment to the Town Board.  Currently Supervisor Garretson is in possession of these items.  Lynn Green, Town Attorney, recommended taking time to review the document thoroughly since the DEC will not be ready until September to move forward.   Haste makes waste.
Highway Department: 

  • Mining permit and survey have been mailed out.
  • Replacement pick up truck has been purchased it is a 1999 Ford F150

  • Jerry Mirello is the new contact with the State for the Snow & Ice removal in the Village, also know as Main Street.
Resolution 2011-3 NYS Disability Insurance Coverage

Proposed Action:  New York State Disability Insurance Benefits Coverage to Full Time Town Employees

 Whereas, The First Rehabilitation Life Insurance company of America is the new provider of the Town’s Disability Insurance coverage to the Town’s full time employees, and

Whereas, By New York State Law the Town is required to adopt a resolution stating that the Town will provide Disability Insurance coverage to the Town’s full time employees, and

Now, therefore be it resolved, The Town of Cherry Valley will provide annual Disability Insurance coverage of the full time employees of the Town of Cherry valley.

Motion made by Councilperson Johnson to adopt Resolution 2011-3 NYS Disability Insurance Coverage, seconded by Councilperson Cornwell.  Roll call vote is taken:  Supervisor Garretson-yes, Councilperson Johnson-yes, Councilperson Barown-yes, Councilperson Cornwell-yes, and Councilperson Horvath-yes.  5-yes 0-no duly carried.

Question and comments from the public present:

Andy Minnig inquired about a timeline for the Draft Land Use Document

Town Attorney Lynn Green stated the Draft Land Use Document will be completed in a timely manner.

 Tavis Austin presented a data sheet as information only to the Town Board as a comment/submission during the Public Comment on future land use law amendments.

 The Town Board will be having a work session on April 21 at 7:00 to review environmental assessment review form.

Motion made by Councilperson Barown to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Councilperson Horvath meeting adjourned at 8:10PM.

Respectfully submitted,

 Mary Beth Flint, Town Clerk




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